Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

2012 Academy Award Best Animated Short Nominations

Our local art-house theater is once again showing the Oscar nominations for this year's Best Animated Shorts. I love this category as well as Best Live-Action Shorts. Those will be shown next week. Expect a post! I have been going to these screenings for the past couple of years. It's great to see small independent films (well, there are exceptions) and especially animated ones. Here is my review of the films up for an Oscar. I'll include links to the trailers.

"Dimanche/Sunday". A Canadian entry. A very quirky tale of a boy's Sunday experience. It gets points because it has a bear in it. Pretty "meh."

"A Morning Stroll". Another very quirky tale. It's the same story told 3 different ways using 3 different animation styles. Perhaps a technical winner, but probably my least favorite of the 5.

"Wild Life" Good animation. Kinda funny story about a rich Englishman who heads out to the wilds of Canada with big dreams and little else. It falls a little flat at the end.

"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". This link is to the compete movie! My pick for winner! Great animation. Great story. It seemed head and shoulders above the rest.

"La Luna". Pixar's entry for this year. Of course it has nice animation. Duh! It won't win because there is probably a huge bias against major studios in this category and rightly so. You have art students going up against tons of money and resources. You gotta support David against Goliath.

There were also a few "honorable mentions" shown.

"Nullarbor" from Australia.

"The Hybrid Union"

"Skylight" (complete movie although slightly edited at the end which cuts out a couple jokes)

"Amazonia". A tale of eat or be eaten! If this guy isn't working for a major studio...he soon will be!
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